My Story — Shebs The Wanderer

Shebs Alom
7 min readDec 26, 2020
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I want to tell you my story. The story of how I came to make a living doing what I love. It all comes down to my lifelong love of travel. It is my passion. It is my life.

From a very young age, I knew somehow that travel would transform my life.

Having travelled almost nonstop for over 10 years, I feel I have an intricate and unique story to tell. Over the years, I have gone to amazing locations and have seen amazing things. I’ve eaten amazing food. And I want to share my experiences with you.

With my website, I want to create a community of like-minded travel lovers. Together, we can inspire each other, motivate each other, and tell our stories…

Here is my story.

When I was just six years old, I had my first life-changing travel experience. Even though the memories are a bit fuzzy today, I can still strongly remember the feelings that went along with them. They stick with me. I travelled to Bangladesh with my parents, and I had a strong curiosity about how people from other countries lived their lives. Other cultures, other ways of living — it intrigued me, even as a boy of six, and that curiosity was carried through to my adult life.

I followed my curiosity and now thirty years later, here I am. Privileged to be able to live my dream. I have experienced so many transformative experiences through travel. I decided that the way to give back was to share my journey. I want to inspire people to be proactive, conquer their curiosity in travel, and explore other countries, places of interest, people, different foods, and cultures.

My passion for travel began as a kid, for sure. But it just seems to keep growing year after year, with each amazing trip I take. I am always curious about that place I’ve never been, and so I continuously strive to visit the next destination on my list.

As soon as I realised that I wanted travel to be a part of my life, little could stop me. Back in 2012, I took my first solo trip. Getting on that plane alone for the first time was nerve-wracking, and yet I found myself exhilarated, and indeed liberated. It was different from travelling with friends and family in that I had the freedom to see and do exactly what I wanted. I found out that I could discover so much more…

Shebs Alom

Broadcaster, Podcaster & Writer